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A patchwork life
Marks, Eva,
ISBN: 1876733306
Makor Jewish Community Library, Caulfield South, 2010. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographs. Reprint. Second-hand copy, slight rubbing of the bottom edge of the front cover, inscribed with best wishes and then signed by the author on the first page, no other annotations, no damage. Illustrated with many black-and-white photographs and at the rear of the book is tipped in a foldout family tree of Eva Marks Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [10], 228 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; ISBN: 1876733306. ISBN/EAN: 9781876733308. Inventory No: 0280582. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280582  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Amsterdam 1940 – 1945 the shadow of my life
Gomperts, Bep,
ISBN: 1642555002
Self Published,  2018. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. Edition Unstated. Bep Gomperts is a child Holocaust survivor of World War Two. At the age of two Bep and her family were trapped by the Nazis when Germany occupied Holland on 10 May 1940. Under no illusions as to the fate of the Jews, they went into hiding with the help of relatives and political associates active in the Dutch Resistance. Bep was separated from her mother and lived undercover as a 'Christian' child until they were reunited at the end of the war. The majority of Bep's family perished in the concentration camps. The brutal years of occupation and famine left a indelible scar on the people's psyche. In Bep's life, it cast a long shadow, the painful ramifications felt decades later. Told with great candour, Bep Gomperts richly depicts the extraordinary courage of innocent civilians engulfed by total war. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 251 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; Holland; WW II; ISBN: 1642555002. ISBN/EAN: 9781642555004. Inventory No: 0279721. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0279721  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Blessings and curses : a life remembered
Loven, Shoshana ,
ISBN: 1876733969
Makor Jewish Community Library, South Caulfield, 2010. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. clean copy, no damage to describe. The author has inscribed the book on the inside of the front cover with the date 16.10 .2010. Illustrated with some black-and-white photographs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 78 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; ISBN: 1876733969. ISBN/EAN: 9781876733964. Inventory No: 0275603. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0275603  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Dora B: A Memoir of My Mother
Behmoiras, Josiane,
ISBN: 0670028657
Viking / Penguin, Camberwell, 2005. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Second-hand copy, no damage to the dust jacket, previous owners name at the top of the 1st page, and, on the title page there is a paragraph inscription thanking the previous owner and then signed by the author. A memoir by the daughter of her mother in their lives together. It is in part tribute, and part exploration of a mother-daughter relationship, and part attempt to come to terms with a haunting past. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 266 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; ISBN: 0670028657. ISBN/EAN: 9780670028658. Inventory No: 0277909. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277909  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Footpaths in the Painted City: A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Forgotten Histories, and a Sense of Home: An Indian Journey
Shepard, Sadia,
ISBN: 1843546051
Atlantic Books, London, 2009. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographs & map. First Edition. Second-hand copy that has been read, with no damage to describe. The author grew up in a chaotic home, her father and American Protestant, her mother a Pakistani Muslim, but at the age of 13, she learned there was one storage never been told. Her maternal grandmother was not born a Muslim, she had belonged to the Bene Israel, a tiny Indian-Jewish community who believe they were descended from 1 of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Driven by Her Desire to Fill in the Missing Pieces of Her Family's Fractured History, She Headed to India… – Rear panel blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [14], 364, [6] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs & map. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; India; ISBN: 1843546051. ISBN/EAN: 9781843546054. Inventory No: 0277904. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277904  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Inside Out : An Extraordinary Story of Ambition, Addiction and Redemption
Fisher, Greg,
ISBN: 1742234259
NewSouth publishing (UNSW Press), University of New South Wales, 2015. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. Signed by Author. second-hand copy, no damage to describe. After growing up in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Greg Fisher, married and had a child and started making his way up the corporate ladder, but, after coming out and leaving his wife, his life veered into the fast lane, and he was eventually jailed for corporate fraud and drug dealing. After 8 years in prison, he began the slow process of rebuilding his life. The book is an extraordinary story of ambition, addiction, and the long road to redemption. previous owner's name sticker at the top of the first page, and signed by the author with an inscription dated May 2016 on the title page. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 232 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; True Crime. Signed by Author. ISBN: 1742234259. ISBN/EAN: 9781742234250. Inventory No: 0280148. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280148  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Inside Out : An Extraordinary Story of Ambition, Addiction and Redemption
Fisher, Greg,
ISBN: 1742234259
NewSouth publishing (UNSW Press), University of New South Wales, 2015. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. second-hand copy, no damage to describe, no reading creases. After growing up in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Greg Fisher, married and had a child and started making his way up the corporate ladder, but, after coming out and leaving his wife, his life veered into the fast lane, and he was eventually jailed for corporate fraud and drug dealing. After 8 years in prison, he began the slow process of rebuilding his life. The book is an extraordinary story of ambition, addiction, and the long road to redemption. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 232 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; True Crime. ISBN: 1742234259. ISBN/EAN: 9781742234250. Inventory No: 0277460. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277460  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Max Nordau A Biography
Nordau. Maxa & Nordau, Anna,
The Nordau Committee, New York, 1943. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Black-and-white plates. First Edition. A surprising find in Australia, clean, free of any damage and without annotations. Illustrated with a frontispiece drawing by his daughter and a number of black-and-white plates. Includes at the end a list of his works recorded chronologically which includes neither his journalistic writings, or short stories and poems not collected in book form. The book has been translated from the French, although the translators name is not given. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 440, [2] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Black-and-white plates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0280934. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280934  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Refusnik, Trapped in the Soviet Union
Azbel, Mark Ya.,
ISBN: 0241106338
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Edited by Grace Pierce Forbes. foreword by Freeman Dyson. Text illustrated with a section of black-and-white photographs. Indexed. Dustjacket price clipped, faded on the spine and on the margins of the spine on the panels, top of the spine section of the jacket is rubbed with short tears, dust marks to the top edge of the text block. No annotations. No other damage. The author's remarkable autobiography depicts the Stalinist Russia of his boyhood, and charts his extraordinary rise to prominence in the scientific establishment despite the ever-stronger currents of anti-Semitism and, to his penetrating, un-embittered, often ironic, gaze, the reader gains an acute insight into the Russian psych. – Paraphrasing the front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 514 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; USSR; ISBN: 0241106338. ISBN/EAN: 9780241106334. Inventory No: 0278346. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0278346  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Kertzer, David I.,
ISBN: 0330348787
Picador, London, 1997. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. -- The Extraordinary Story of How the Vatican's Imprisonment of a Six-Year-Old Jewish Boy in 1858 Helped Bring About the Collapse of the Popes' Worldly Power in Italy 350 pages, + 2 blank, + 2 publication data; chapter notes, archival sources and abbreviations, bibliography, index, three maps. Original illustrated dust jacket. The book tells two dramatic tales – one of the desperate parents who tried everything from pleading with the Pope to enlisting the aid of foreign governments in order to get their son back & the second tells of the collapse of the old regime in Italy and the disintegration of the theocratic government which had ruled for centuries. The case of this Jewish child came to embody the battle of the woods as authority against secular ideologies. previous owner's name at the top of the blue front end page. The spine is slightly cocked. No other damage to detail. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Judaica – biography; Italy; 19th century; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0330348787. ISBN/EAN: 9780330348782. Inventory No: 0280876. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280876  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The worlds of Sholem Aleichem
Dauber, Jeremy,
ISBN: 0805242783
Schocken Books, New York, 2013. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed on the front fold over crease, no other damage to describe, no damage to the book, no annotations. According to the front fold over blurb this is the first comprehensive biography of the "Jewish Mark Twain" as the New York Times editorial referred to him Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 448 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; 19th century; Books on Books. ISBN: 0805242783. ISBN/EAN: 9780805242782. Inventory No: 0280780. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280780  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Two Worlds: an Edinburgh Jewish Childhood & Promised Lands – a portrait of my father
Daiches, David,
ISBN: 086241704X
Canongate, London, 1997. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. 218 pages, previous owners name at the top of the first page, no other annotations, no damage to describe. Promised Plans is a moving memoir of the author's father had a timely meditation on exile, pluralism and synthesis and on the need to welcome and also to balance the vital cultural differences which show us what we are and how we all belong to the imagined community of Scotland. – Rear panel blurbTo be the son of a rabbi and a member of a small Hebrew congregation in the city of Edinburgh in the 1920s, when the author was growing up, was to live in two worlds. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Judaica – biography; ISBN: 086241704X. ISBN/EAN: 9780862417048. Inventory No: 0280766. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280766  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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